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Tiferet Talk is offered by TIFERET Journal. Our literary journal and monthly radio shows feature writers like Robert Pinsky, Charles Simic, Natalie Goldberg, Ed Hirsch, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marie Howe, and many others. To subscribe, please visit http://tiferetjournal.com/the-journal/.

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Jan 24, 2018 tiferetjournal
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Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed; and Heather Has Two Mommies. Lesléa just released a new book of poetry titled Lovely. She has received many literary awards, including creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Artists Foundation, two American Library Association...
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Oct 18, 2017 tiferetjournal
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Tiferet Talk host Gayle Brandeis and Tiferet Journal are most honored and pleased to have as our esteemed guest, award winning writer and stage & film actor, Martin Moran. Martin Moran attended Stanford University and lives in New York City where he makes his living as an actor and writer He is the author of the best-selling books "All the Rage: A Quest" and "The Tricky Part". His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares and Pushcart Prize. He was...
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Aug 23, 2017 tiferetjournal
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Tiferet Journal, and our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis, are most honored and pleased to have as our guest, award winning poet, writer, editor and teacher, Khadijah Queen. Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, most recently I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017). Earlier poetry collections include Conduit (Akashic / Black Goat 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011) and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015). Her verse play...
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Jun 28, 2017 tiferetjournal
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Please join Tiferet Journal, and Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis on June 28 at 6:30pm EST for an interview with writer, author, lecturer, interviewer and Editor-in-Chief at Author Magazine, William (Bill) Kenower. Mr. Kenower is the author of several highly reviewed books; Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion and his latest book Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write with Confidence. He also hosts a weekly online radio program called Author2Author where he...
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May 17, 2017 tiferetjournal
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Tiferet Journal, and our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis, are most honored and pleased to have award winning novelist Hilma Wolitzer as our esteemed guest on May 17th at 6:30pm EST.   Hilma Wolitzer is an American novelist who has received honors and fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Her novels include Ending, In the Flesh, The Doctor's Daughter, and Hearts. Her...
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Apr 10, 2017 tiferetjournal
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Tiferet Journal, and our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis are most honored and grateful to have the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, as our esteemed guest. Juan Felipe Herrera is the author of 28 books of poetry, YA novels, and collections for children including: “Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems" (2008), winner of National Book Critics Circle Award and the International Latino Book Award. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim...
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Feb 22, 2017 tiferetjournal
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Welcome back to Tiferet Talk. We start off the New Year with our new host, Gayle Brandeis! Please join us on February 22nd at 6:30pm EST. 5:30pm CST and 3:30pm PDT as we speak with poet and creative nonfiction writer, Molly Peacock. Molly Peacock is the author of The Analyst (W. W. Norton & Company; 2017) a poetry collection on the relationship between therapist and patient after the therapist survives a brain hemorrhage. Peacock uses a variety of forms from sonnet and villanelle to free...
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Jan 14, 2016 tiferetjournal
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Jacqueline Sheehan, Ph.D., is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is also a psychologist. A New Englander through and through, she spent twenty years living far from home in Oregon, California, and New Mexico doing a variety of things, including house painting, photography, freelance journalism, clerking in a health food store, and directing a traveling troupe of high school puppeteers. Her novels include, The Comet’s Tale a novel about Sojourner Truth, Lost & Found, Now & Then,...
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Dec 10, 2015 tiferetjournal
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Please Join Donna Baier Stein and Tiferet Journal on Wednesday, December 9th @ 7PM EST for an interview with Ronna Wineberg. Ronna Wineberg is the author of On Bittersweet Place, her first novel, and a debut collection, Second Language, which won the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project Literary Competition, and was the runner-up for the 2006 Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction. Her stories have appeared in American Way, Colorado Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, South Dakota Review and...
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Nov 19, 2015 tiferetjournal
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Please join Donna Baier Stein and Tiferet Journal on Wednesday, November 18th @ 7PM EST for a conversation with Dani Antman. Dani Antman is a master energy healer with over 25 years experience working with the human energy field. She is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, The Non-Dual School of Healing and has a certification in Somatic Experiencing, to work with PTSD and Trauma.  Dani is a student and teacher of Kabbalah and an Interfaith Minister. She has led workshops at...
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Oct 28, 2015 tiferetjournal
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Please join Donna Baier Stein and Tiferet Journal on October 28th @ 7PM EST for a conversation with Betsy Woodman. Betsy Woodman is the author of Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes, Love Potion Number 10: A Jana Bibi Adventure, and Emeralds Included. Her novels are published in the U.S. by Henry Holt & Company and in India by Random House India. Betsy spent ten childhood years in India, studied in France, Zambia and the United States, and now lives in her native New Hampshire. She was a...
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Sep 23, 2015 tiferetjournal
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Please join Donna Baier-Stein and Tiferet Journal on 9/23/15 at 7PM EST for a conversation with Robert Carnevale. Robert Carnevale was born in Italy and grew up in Paterson.  He worked in several capacities on the Voices and Visions film series on American poets and was Assistant Coordinator of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program for six years.  He teaches in the graduate school at Drew University and in the college at Kean University. Aside from Tiferet, his poems have appeared...
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May 21, 2015 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 5/21/15 at 7PM EST for a conversation with writers and editors, Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph. Jon Tribble is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press. He is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, and his poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Poetry,...
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Apr 29, 2015 tiferetjournal
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Please join Donna Baier-Stein and Tiferet Talk for a conversation with Dorianne Laux on April 29th, 2015 at 7PM EST.  Laux’s most recent books of poems are The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Facts about the Moon, recipient of the Oregon Book Award and short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also author of Awake, and What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and Smoke. Her work has received three “Best American...
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Mar 25, 2015 tiferetjournal
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Please join Donna Baier-Stein and Tiferet Talk for a conversation with Jessica Treadway on March 25th, 2015 at 7PM EST. Jessica Treadway’s novel Lacy Eye will be published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group in March 2015. Her story collection Please Come Back To Me received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was published by University of Georgia Press in 2010.  Her previous books are Absent Without Leave and Other Stories and a novel, And Give You Peace.  A...
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Dec 4, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 10/28/14 at 7PM EST for a conversation with poet, editor, chaplain and creative writing professor Martha Serpas. Serpas is the author of two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche and The Dirty Side of the Storm. Her work has appeared in places such as The New Yorker, The Nation, and Southwest Review, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems. She holds degrees in English and creative...
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Nov 19, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Donna Baier Stein and Tiferet Journal on 11/18/14 at 7PM EST for a conversation with Susan Piver. Susan Piver is a New York Times best-selling author of seven books and founder of the Open Heart Project, an international online meditation community with over 12,000 members. Susan's books include The Hard Questions, the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Her next book, Start Here Now: A Guide to the Path and Practice of...
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Sep 24, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Donna Baier-Stein and Tiferet Journal on 09/24/14 at 7PM EST  for a conversation withDan Millman and Sierra Prasada. Father-daughter team Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada offers a unique collaboration in The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication. The book revolves around their combined experience in fiction and nonfiction, along with journalism, theater, and film adaptation. Millman is the author of 17 books in 29 languages. Some of his most prominent...
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Aug 12, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Tiferet Journal on 08/12/14 at 7 PM EST for a conversation with award-winning poet, editor, translator, and critic Aliki Barnstone. Aliki Barnstone's books of poetry include the National Book Critics Circle Notable Book Madly in Love (Carnegie-Mellon, 1997), Blue Earth (Iris, 2004), Wild With It (Sheep Meadow, 2002), Windows in Providence (Curbstone, 1981) and Bright Body (White Pine Press, 2011). Other publications include The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy (W.W....
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Jul 29, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for a conversation with award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist and creative writing professor Elizabeth Cox. Cox received the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction and was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2011. Her novel Night Talk received the Lillian Smith Award from the Southern Regional Council, the University of Georgia Libraries and Georgia Center for the Book. In addition to four novels, Cox has published a recent collection of poetry...
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Jul 10, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 07/10/14 at 7PM EST for a conversation with fabulous poet, essayist and creative writing professor Chard deNiord. DeNiord’s poetry collections include Asleep in the Fire, Sharp Golden Thorn, Night Mowing, and The Double Truth, as well as a collaborative project, Speaking in Turn. DeNiord was the founder and director of the Spirit and Letter Workshop with Jacqueline Gens in Patzquaro, Mexico and the founder and director of the New England...
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May 27, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Join Melissa Studdard and Donna Baier-Stein for a conversation with Richard Bausch--the masterful and award-winning author of eleven novels, eight short story collections, and one volume of poetry and prose. Bausch's stories have appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Gentleman's Quarterly, Esquire and many other magazines and have been anthologized in The Granta Book of the American Short Story and Something Is Out There: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries). In 2012, he won the prestigious...
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Apr 29, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and her new co-host and publisher of Tiferet Journal, Donna Baier Stein on 04/29/14 at 7PM EST for a conversation with author, poet, life coach and creative writing teacher Molly Fisk. Fisk’s books include the poetry collections The More Difficult Beauty and Listening to Winter, and a collection of radio essays, Blow-Drying a Chicken, Observations from a Working Poet.   Fisk has appeared for Tedx Events and in the PBS documentary, “The Loss of Nameless...
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Mar 11, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 3/11/14, from 7-7:30 PM EST, for a conversation with essayist, author, critic, and screenwriter, Caroline Leavitt. Studdard and Leavitt will discuss Leavitt’s most recent novel, Is This Tomorrow, among other things literary. Leavitt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous books, many of which have been optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines. Her essays, stories, book...
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Feb 5, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 1/29/14 from 7 - 7:30 PM EST for a conversation with poet, author, translator, and publisher, William O' Daly. O'Daly is a board member of Poets Against War and co-founder of Copper Canyon Press, a prestigious non-profit organization dedicated to publishing poetry. An NEA recipient and finalist for the Quill Award in Poetry, O’Daly is the translator of numerous poetry collections by the Nobel Laureate, Pablo Neruda, as well as the author of...
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Jan 10, 2014 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 1/09/14, from 7-7:30 PM EST, for a conversation with author, journalist, producer, and talk show host Krista Tippett about her non-fiction works Speaking of Faith and Einstein's God, and her radio program, On Being. Speaking of Faith is a memoir of religion in our time and covers Tippett’s move from geopolitical engagement to theology and the cumulative wisdom of her interviews.  Of Speaking of Faith, Elizabeth Gilbert says, "Her...
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Dec 17, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 12/16/13 at 7 PM EST for an interview with poet, author, artist, coach and interfaith minister, Kanta Bosniak. Bosniak is a nationally recognized expert on what she calls  “Abundance Triggers,” the practice of using art, interior design and other anchors to enhance positive focus. She has a private practice of coaching and guided imagery in Southwestern Virginia. Bosniak’s books includeAbundance Triggers,Twin Flames,and the Becoming...
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Nov 26, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 11/25/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, for a conversation with neuropsychologist and author, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. We will discuss Hanson’s most recent book, the New York Times bestseller Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Hanson is also the author of Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture, and his articles have appeared in Tricycle Magazine, Insight Journal, and Inquiring Mind. He has several...
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Oct 21, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 10/21/13, from 1-1:30 PM EST, for a conversation with renowned poet and critic, Alfred Corn. Studdard and Corn will discuss Corn’s most recent collection of poetry, Tables, among other things literary and spiritual. Corn is a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review and The Nation, and, in addition to poetry, has published a novel, critical essays, a prosody manual, a book of art criticism, and a Proust translation. Corn, whose...
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Oct 2, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 10/2/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, for a conversation with author, psychologist, and Zen practitioner, Dr. Andrea F. Polard. Studdard and Polard will discuss Polard’s book, A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life, a groundbreaking synthesis of Western thinking and Eastern philosophy. Polard started her meditation practice and interest in psychology at age sixteen. Having endured childhood trauma,...
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Sep 4, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 9/4/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, 6-6:30 PM CST, for a conversation with fabulous poet, acclaimed literary critic, professor, editor, best-selling translator, and former United States Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky. Studdard and Pinsky will discuss Pinsky’s newly released anthology, Singing School, a joyous collection that “proposes that attention to great poetry is the best path to fresher, more pleasurable writing and reading.” According to...
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Jul 29, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 7/29/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, 6-6:30 PM CST, for a conversation with award-winning poet, memoirist, playwright, and professor, Doug Anderson.  Anderson is the author of the poetry collections, The Moon Reflected Fire and Blues for Unemployed Secret Police, as well as the play, Short Timers, and the memoir, Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery. His awards include a Pushcart Prize and a Kate Tufts Discovery...
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Jun 17, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Join Melissa Studdard for an insightful conversation with prize-winning poet, translator, and essayist, Jane Hirshfield.  We’ll be focusing on Hirshfield’s most recent collection, Come, Thief and discussing other works as well. Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry and a book of essays, and co-editor and co-translator of four books. Her work, which is frequently anthologized in places such as The Best Spiritual Writing, The Best American Poetry, and The Pushcart Prize...
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Jun 3, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join us as Tiferet Talk host Melissa Studdard speaks with writer and editor extraordinaire, William Kenower, about writing and inspiration. Kenower is the author of Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion; host of the radio program Author2Author, for which he has conversed with hundreds of writers about the books we write and the lives we lead; and Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, for which he writes a popular daily blog about the intersection of writing and our daily lives....
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May 20, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join us as Tiferet Talk Host Melissa Studdard speaks with fabulous poet and creative nonfiction writer Molly Peacock about a variety of topics, including her newly released book The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72. Former Poet-in-Residence at the American Poets' Corner and former President of the Poetry Society of America, Peacock is one of the creators of Poetry in Motion on subways and buses throughout North America. As well, for ten years Peacock conducted...
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Apr 28, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join us as Tiferet Host Melissa Studdard, and Guest Co-Host, Tiferet Associate Editor, R Jeffreys, speak with the fabulous literary duo, poets Hélène Cardona and John FitzGerald. In addition to writing poetry, Cardona is an actor, translator, teacher, and dream analyst. She is the author of the just released, bilingual poetry collection Dreaming My Animal Selves, as well as The Astonished Universe and Life in Suspension. Of Cardona’s Dreaming My Animal Selves, Jean Houston says,...
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Apr 14, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Please join us as Melissa Studdard will speak with writer and writing teacher, Julie Maloney. Maloney’s first poetry collection, Private Landscape, was published in 2007, and in 2003 she founded WOMEN READING ALOUD, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women writers through special events and workshops. Maloney is a trained workshop leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, an organization whose philosophy is that “every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a...
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Mar 18, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Tiferet Talk host Melissa Studdard speaks with author, poet, teacher, and painter, Natalie Goldberg about her forthcoming book, The True Secret of Writing. Goldberg is the author of the seminal writing books Writing Down the Bones, Wild Mind, Thunder & Lightning, and Old Friend from Far Away, which, together with her life-changing workshops, have rent open the landscape of creativity and inspired a revolution in the practice of writing in this country. Goldberg’s own gorgeous creative...
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Jan 29, 2013 tiferetjournal
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Tiferet Talk host Melissa Studdard speaks with writer, yoga instructor, psychologist, and physical therapist Judith Hanson Lasater about how to live your yoga and other vital topics. Lasater, who has been teaching yoga since 1971 and is the president of the California Yoga Teachers' Association, is a founder of both the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and Yoga Journal magazine.  As well, Lasater is the author of many books, including What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent...
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Dec 18, 2012 tiferetjournal
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Tiferet Talk Host Melissa Studdard speaks with writer and psychologist Jacqueline Sheehan. They discuss Sheehan’s emotionally-riveting work, with a focus on the novel Picture This, released just this past May as a sequel to the New York Times Bestseller, Lost and Found, which has been optioned for film by Katherine Heigl, star of Grey’s Anatomy. Sheehan’s other books include her first novel, Truth, published in 2003 by Free Press of Simon and Schuster; her third novel, Now & Then,...
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Nov 19, 2012 tiferetjournal
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We discussed the many facets of Piercy's work, with an emphasis on The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems. Deeply engaged with life on a multitude of levels, Piercy has advocated for human rights as a key player in many of the major political battles of our time and has written passionately about themes essential to the progress of humanity. Piercy is the author of eighteen volumes of poetry, including The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems With a Jewish Theme; several non-fiction books, including...
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Oct 22, 2012 tiferetjournal
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Please join us on 10/22/12 at 7 PM EST for a talk with Dani Shapiro, bestselling memoirist and novelist. We'll be discussing Shapiro's exploration self and faith through the memoir Devotion, as well as other works. In addition to Devotion, Shapiro is the author of the memoir Slow Motion, and five novels, including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, and The Los Angeles Times, and...
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Oct 1, 2012 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for a conversation with Ron Starbuck. Starbuck has been a contributing writer for Parabola Magazine, has had poetry published in Tiferet Journal and other journals and anthologies, and is the author of Wheels Turning Inward, a rich collection of over fifty poems that follow a poet's mythic and spiritual journey across the paths of many contemplative traditions. Starbuck has been deeply engaged in an Interfaith-Buddhist-Christian dialogue for many years and holds a lifelong...
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Sep 6, 2012 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for a lively conversation  as our fabulous guest host R Jeffreys, of The Write Step, interviews Tifereteditor and blogtalk host Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal publisher and producer Donna Baier Stein. The topic of discussion will be the just published The Tiferet TalkInterviews book, a collection of the first year of Tiferet Talk interviews. The Tiferet TalkInterviews book, introduced by Tiferet Journal publisher, Donna Baier Stein, contains interviews Studdard conducted...
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Jul 30, 2012 tiferetjournal
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Please join us on July 30th at 7 PM EST for a conversation with the dazzling literary talent Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Divakaruni  is an award-winning author, poet, and teacher, whose works have been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Russian and Japanese. She writes for both adults and children and covers many themes, including women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magical realism and diversity. Two of her novels, The Mistress of Spices and...
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Jun 24, 2012 tiferetjournal
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  Please join us live at 7 PM EST 6/24/2012 for a talk with Rasoul Shams, translator of Rumi: The Art of Loving. We're delighted to announce, as well, that Rasoul will be reading  from the poetry in both English and Persian.  Rasoul first learned of Rumi’s poems in his Persian classes as a young boy growing up in Iran,and now the works of Rumi and other Persian poets have been his spiritual companions for over three decades. Having lived and studied in Iran, India, Japan and...
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May 21, 2012 tiferetjournal
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Please join usas Melissa Studdard interviews renowned spiritual author John E. Welshons. Welshons is a prolific author as well as founder and president of Open Heart Seminars, an organization whose aim is to increase spiritual awareness and education. He is best known for his works One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships (co-authored with Ram Dass) and When Prayers Aren't Answered: Opening the Heart and Quieting the Mind in Challenging Times (co-authored...
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Apr 22, 2012 tiferetjournal
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  Join us for a dynamic conversation about poetry, translation, and teaching with Richard Jeffrey Newman. Newman is the author of the poetry collection The Silence Of Men; the translator of two masterpieces of 13th century Iranian poetry, Selec­tions from Saadi’s Gulis­tan and Selec­tions from Saadi’s Bus­tan, and translator of The Teller of Tales, a portion of the Shahnameh, the Persian national epic. He is also co-translator, with Professor John Moyne, of A Bird in the Gar­den...
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Mar 25, 2012 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for a conversation about poetry, editing, and translation with Tony Barnstone. Barnstone is the recipient of many awards, including a Pushcart Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award, the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, and the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry. He is the author, editor, and translator of over a dozen books, including collections of poems and writings about poetry. His poetry collections are Impure, Sad Jazz: Sonnets, The Golem of Los Angeles, and Tongue of War, a...
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Jan 10, 2012 tiferetjournal
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  Please join us on 1/9/12 at 7 pm EST for a conversation about consciousness; the nature of existence; and healing the mind, body, and spirit. Our guest, Jason Shulman, is the founder of A Society of Souls training in Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, IM/personal Movement and the Work of Return. Shulman, who has been authorized to teach the Dharma as well, is on the faculties of the New York Open Center, the Esalen Institute, and the Omega Institute. He's also a member of the...
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Dec 19, 2011 tiferetjournal
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  Please join us  for an interview with Croatian American writer Josip Novakovich. Novakovich is the author of three short story collections (Yolk, Salvation and Other Disasters, Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust), the novel April Fool's Day,  two collections of narrative essays (Apricots from Chernobyl, Plum Brandy), and two textbooks (Writing Fiction Step by Step, Fiction Writer's Workshop). He is the recipient of the Whiting Writer's Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, two fellowships...
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Nov 21, 2011 tiferetjournal
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Join us for an interview with J.P. Dancing Bear.  Bear is the author of three full length collections of poetry, as well as several chapbooks. His fourth collection, Family of Marsupial Centaurs, is due out later this year. He is the editor of American Poetry Journal, owner of Dream Horse Press, and publisher of the Orphic Prize, the APJ Book Prize Series, and the first animal rights poetry anthology, And We the Creatures.  He is also the host of Out of Our Minds, a weekly radio show for...
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Oct 17, 2011 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for an interview with Elizabeth Cunningham,the  novelist, poet, interfaith minister, and counselor. Cunningham is the direct descendant of nine generations of Episcopal priests and grew up hearing rich liturgical and biblical language, which, among other literary and personal influences, strongly informs her writing. She is the author of the series The Maeve Chronicles, as well as many individual books, such as The Wild Mother;The Return of the Goddess, a Divine Comedy; How to...
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Please join us for a doubly special interview with the poets Adele Kenny and Deborah LaVeglia. Both are reading series directors: Kenny is the director of Carriage House Poetry Reading Series, and LaVeglia directs PoetsWednesday. Both also work for Tiferet, Kenny as a poetry editor and LaVeglia as a reading coordinator. Kenny is the award winning author of more than a dozen books of poetry and non-fiction. Her most recent collection of poems, What Matters, was released just this...
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Please join us as Melissa Studdard talks with Lois P. Jones about poetry, photography, publishing, and more. Jones's poetry and photographs have been published widely in print and on-line journals in the U.S. and abroad.  She is co-founder of Word Walker Press and since 2008 has hosted KPFK's Poet's Cafe in Los Angeles(90.7 FM Pacifica Radio), which airs on 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.  Lois co-produces Moonday in the Village, a west side reading, and is co-host of Moonday's east...
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Jun 20, 2011 tiferetjournal
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Please join us as Melissa Studdard talks with Robert Pinsky about poetry, translation, editing, and more.  Pinsky, who served three terms as United States Poet Laureate, is also an acclaimed literary critic and the best-selling translator of The Inferno of Dante. He has received numerous awards for his poetry and translations, including the Lenore Marshall Award, the Ambassador Book Award of the English Speaking Union, the PEN/Voelcker Award, the William Carlos Williams Prize, and the...
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May 19, 2011 tiferetjournal
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Please join us as Melissa Studdard talks with Marc Allen about success, personal fulfillment, music, and more. Allen is a musician, composer, internationally renowned author, and president and publisher of New World Library. His latest composition is a soaring, orchestral work called Awakening, and his first instrumental album, Breathe, has now sold nearly 100,000 copies and has been named a “New Age Golden Oldie” by NAPRA. His most recent book, The Greatest Secret of All, guides the...
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Apr 18, 2011 tiferetjournal
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Please join us  as Melissa Studdard interviews Arielle Ford. Arielle is a nationally recognized publicist and marketing expert, producer, author, consultant. She has enormously facilitated the rapid growth of the self help and human potential movement in the US. and is a founding partner of the Spiritual Cinema Circle. She is the author of seven books, including the popular Hot Chocolate For The Mystical Soul series. Her latest book; The Soulmate Secret: How To Manifest The Love of Your Life...
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Mar 18, 2011 tiferetjournal
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Please join us as Melissa Studdard interviews Dr. Bernie Siegel. Siegel is retired from Yale New Haven Hospital, where he was a professor of general and pediatric surgery. He is the Academic Co-Director of the Experiential Health and Healing Program at The Graduate Institute, the founder of Exceptional Cancer Patients, and the author of numerous books, including How To Live Between Office Visits, Prescriptions for Living, and Love, Magic & Mud Pies. Wayne Dyer has stated, "Bernie is...
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Feb 22, 2011 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for an interview with architect Anthony Lawlor of The Foundation for Consciousness in Architecture. Lawlor is author of the blog Dwelling Here Now and the books The Temple in the House and A Home for the Soul. Jean Houston has stated that The Temple in the House "is a living temple in which the soul of architecture and the architecture of soul are brilliantly evoked. The reader is magically led through patterns and proportions that transform the ordinary house into a charged...
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Jan 28, 2011 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for an interview with Robin Rice, author, mentor, contemporary shaman, and founder of both The Awesome Women Hub and Be Who You Are Productions. A client has recently said of Rice: "Robin is a weaver of contemporary and ancient soul knowledge. A woman with a big picture, and a true thinker who is excited about life. She amplifies the stories of the GOOD and important, and works toward an even greater good and a larger whole. She is a voice in the wilderness."   Tiferet...
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Dec 10, 2010 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for an interview with Floyd Skloot, author of seventeen books, including works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Skloot is a three time winner of the Pushcart Prize, and has also been honored with a Pen USA Literary Award, two Pacific NW Book Awards, an Independent Publishers Book Award, and two Oregon Book Awards. The Harvard Review calls Skloot, "a poet of singular skill and subtle intelligence" and The Washington Post calls him, "a tribute to the creative...
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Please join us for an interview with Jeffrey Davis, writing coach, editor, creativity consultant, and teacher. Davis is the author of the Psychology Today blog, Tracking Wonder and the books The Journey from the Center to the Page: Yoga Philosophies and Practices as Muse for Authentic Writing and City Reservoir: A Collection of Poems. Davis has stated: "Writing that reverberates with others’ deep imagination strikes me as authentic. It’s authentic because it comes from a source beyond...
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Oct 14, 2010 tiferetjournal
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Please join us for an interview with Edward Hirsch, poet, essayist, editor, professor, and Guggenheim Foundation president. Hirsch is the author of the bestselling book How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry, and his numerous awards include a National Book Critics Circle Award and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (genius grant). Hirsch has stated: "The poet wants justice. And the poet wants art. In poetry we can't have one without the other." Tiferet Journal has recently...
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Join us for an interview with Jude Rittenhouse, award winning writer, Integrated Kabbalistic Healer, editor, and featured Tiferet blogger. Rittenhouse, who lectures and teaches at a variety of schools, retreats, conferences and medical facilities, states that in all of her endeavors she strives to empower others as they explore their unique journeys towards wholeness. Rittenhouse’s first collection of poems, Living in Skin, was released as a chapbook in 2009. Tiferet Journal has recently...
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Jun 15, 2010 tiferetjournal
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Interview with Julia Cameron, award-winning poet, playwright, and filmmaker, and author of over thirty books, ranging from novels to volumes of children's poems and prayers, to her hugely successful works on creativity. Cameron states, "Most of us have no idea of our real creative height. We are much more gifted than we know. My tools help to nurture those gifts."   Tiferet Journal has recently published a compilation of twelve of our best transcribed interviews. To purchase The...